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Velvet revival

15 Sep 2017

Since sealing its spot as a top trend last fall, velvet has made a fashionable comeback this year in more elaborate and detailed styles. With shimmering shades, rich textures, and decorative motifs, its new look has just what it takes to make every fab fashionista a fan.

The top textile was seen strutting the runways of Erdem, Max Mara, Gucci, and Cédric Charlier, among others, where its luxurious look quickly captured the attention of the fashion world…
and our hearts!

It’s a fact: Most trends and fads embraced by the fashion world come from the ideas of international designers—and velvet is no exception. Forgotten about since its heyday in the 80’s and 90’s, it shimmers and glimmers once again thanks to the insight of modern designers who, over the past few years, have featured it in their collections and given it back its former glory. 

For fall, it’s taking its look to the next level with textures that further enhance its irresistible appeal.

Delicate pleats, raised stripes, embossed patterns, and crushed finishes that reflect the light are what will make up the fashion program for the months to come. These modern textures add a whole new dimension to the season’s top textile.

The last time it was a top trend, velvet did things a little darker, coming in shades of black, navy, and red. It was elegance with a gothic edge.

This time around, the palette is much bolder and brighter—get ready for pink and mauve in candy colours and for warm and spicy shades of yellow and orange that will lighten up the season’s looks.

Of course, with a fabric that’s so sumptuous, jewel tones (like emerald, sapphire, ruby, and amethyst) are utterly on point, and black velvet is always a classic if you want to wear something slightly darker, but still stay super on trend. At Simons, our selection has tons of the hottest hues that will pair perfectly with whatever is in your wardrobe. 

 It features a variety of on-point prints that are sure to suit your personality.

To show off your romantic side, florals in dark shades give velvet a feminine feel. For a stately style, paisley patterns that come in rich colours are perfect for echoing the fabric’s Eastern origins. And to reveal your inner rocker, a sky full of contrasting stars spills out onto a black background, making you shine bright all night.

If you aren’t ready to fully invest (or reinvest) in velvet for your wardrobe, maybe making a little space for it in your selection of accessories is something to consider. In fact, the season’s top accessories at Simons have also fallen for this fabric and can’t wait for the opportunity to flaunt it. 

Always as functional as they are fashionable, backpacks go glam and become completely covetable when covered in velvet. Caps—essential when it comes to dressing casual—have also taken on today’s top textile, creating a look that’s a luxurious spin on sporty. Want a more subtle way to wear velvet? Shoes and even socks made of the must-have material are some of the most “in” accessories at the moment.

So, how will you wear velvet this season?

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